Dr. Omede Apeh  Akwu

Dr. Omede Apeh Akwu

Marie Curie Fellow
Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Animal and Poultry Sciences from University of New England, Armidale, Australia

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Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
100%
Animal Husbandry
62%
Feed Technology
90%
Livestock Management
75%
Animal Nutrition
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Ahiwe, E.U., M.E. Abdallh, E.P. Changu2019a, A.A. Omede and M. Al-Qahtani et al., 2020. Influence of dietary supplementation of autolyzed whole yeast and yeast cell wall products on broiler chickens. Asian-Australas. J. Anim. Sci., 33: 579-587.
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  2. Omede, A.A., E.U. Ahiwe and P.A. Iji, 2019. Effectiveness of early supplementation of a processed soy protein product and route of application for broiler chickens. J. Appl. Poult. Res., 28: 410-419.
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  3. Manafi, M., M. Hedayati, N. Pirany and A.A. Omede, 2019. Comparison of performance and feed digestibility of the non-antibiotic feed supplement (novacid) and an antibiotic growth promoter in broiler chickens. Poult. Sci., 98: 904-911.
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  4. Ahiwe, E.U., A.A. Omede, M.E. Abdallh, E.P. Chang’a and M. Al-Qahtani et al., 2019. Response of broiler chickens to dietary supplementation of enzymatically hydrolyzed glucan or mannan yeast products. J. Appl. Poult. Res., 28: 892-901.
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  5. Omede, A.A. and P.A. Iji, 2018. Response of broiler chickens to processed soy protein product when offered at different inclusion levels in mash or crumbled prestarter diets. J. Appl. Poult. Res., 27: 159-171.
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  6. Omede, A.A., M.M. Bhuiyan, F.A. Islam and P.A. Iji, 2017. Physico-chemical properties of late-incubation egg amniotic fluid and a potential in ovo feed supplement. Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci., .
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  7. Omede, A.A., M. Bhuiyan, F. lslam and P.A. Iji, 2017. Responses of broiler chicks to in ovo feeding of a novel processed soy protein product. Asian J. Poult. Sci., 11: 38-48.
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  8. Salami, S.A., A. Guinguina, J.O. Agboola, A.A. Omede, E.M. Agbonlahor and U. Tayyab, 2016. Review: In vivo and postmortem effects of feed antioxidants in livestock. A review of the implications on authorization of antioxidant feed additives. Animal, 10: 1375-1390.
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  9. Okoli, I.C., C.M. Nwogu, I.F. Etuk, A.A. Omede and I.P. Ogbuewu et al., 2014. Plantain ash enhances dietary mineral elements absorption in pullets. Iran. J. Applied Anim. Sci., 4: 351-360.
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  10. Okoli, I.C., F. Abakpolor, T.C. Iwuji, A.A. Omede, V.O. Okoro and C. Ezema, 2013. Evaluation of moisture content and particle size distribution of some commercial poultry feeds produced in Nigeria. Int. J. Biosci. Agric. Technol., 5: 1-8.
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  11. Omede, A., V.M.O. Okoro, M.C. Uchegbu, I.C. Okoli and G.A. Anyanwu, 2012. Macro-biophysical properties of candidate novel feedstuffs for poultry feeding. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 15: 1176-1181.
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  12. Uchegbu, M.C., A.A. Omede, E.B. Etuk, C.P. Okpala, I.C. Okoli and M.N. Opara, 2011. Effect of replacing maize with cassava root meal and maize/sorghum brewers' dried grains on the performance of starter broilers. Trop. Subtrop. Agroecosyst., 14: 363-367.
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  13. Omede, A.A., I.C. Okoli and M.C. Uchegbu, 2011. Studies on the physical characteristics of some feed ingredients in Nigeria. 1: Protein sources and industrial by-products. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 1: 191-197.
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  14. Omede, A.A., I.C. Okoli and M.C. Uchegbu, 2011. Studies on the physical characteristics of some feed ingredients in Nigeria 2: Energy sources and novel feedstuffs. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 1: 198-204.
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  15. Chukwuka, O.K., I.C. Okoli, N.J. Okeudo, A.B.I. Udedibie and I.P. Ogbuewu et al., 2011. Egg quality defects in poultry management and food safety. Asian J. Agric. Res., 5: 1-16.
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  16. Uchegbu, M.C., U.C. Umahi, I.C. Ekwuagana, A.A. Omede, N.J. Okeudo and C.S. Durunna, 2010. Nutritive value of maize/sorghum brewers' dried grains supplemented with palm oil in broiler starter diets. Int. J. Tropical Agric. Food Sys., 4: 17-19.
  17. Uchegbu, M.C., K.O. Osuagwu, A.A. Omede and C.H. Nwaodu, 2010. The effects of partial replacement of maize with plantain peel in broiler diets. Int. J. Tropical Agric. Food Sys., 4: 13-16.
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  18. Uchegbu, M.C., A.A. Omede, J.C. Chiedozie, C.H. Nwaodu and C.T. Ezeokeke, 2010. Performance of finisher broilers fed varying levels of raw (sun dried) cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) corm meals. Rep. Opin., 2: 22-25.
  19. Ogbuewu, I.P., A.A. Omede, O.K. Chukwuka, O.O.M. Iheshiulor and M.C. Uchegbu et al., 2010. The overview of the chemistry, health benefits and the potential threats associated with prolonged exposure to dietary soy isoflavones. Int. J. Agric. Res., 5: 1-16.
  20. Chukwuka, O.K., I.C. Okoli, M.N. Opara, A.A. Omede, I.P. Ogbuewu and O.O.M. Iheshiulor, 2010. The growing problems of mycotoxins in animal feed industry in west Africa: A review. Asian J. Poult. Sci., 4: 122-134.
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  21. Chukwuka, O.K., A.B.I. Udedibie, N.J. Okeudo, N.O. Aladi, B.O. Esonu, O.O.M. Iheshiulor and A.A. Omede, 2010. Growth parameters, carcass characteristics and meat quality of broilers fed mixture of sun-dried cassava tuber meal, dried brewers' grains and palm oil. Rep. Opin., 2: 104-110.
  22. Uchegbu, M.C., N.M. Irechukwu, A.A. Omede, C.H. Nwaodu, G.A. Anyanwu, I.C. Okoli and A.B.I. Udedibie, 2009. Comparative evaluation of three commercial poultry feeds on the performance of broilers. Rep. Opin., 1: 84-89.
  23. Uchegbu, M.C., A.A. Omede, N.O. Igbokwe, I.C. Ekwuagana, I.C. Okoli and B.O. Esonu, 2009. Performance evaluation of some commercial broiler finisher rations sold in Nigeria. Int. J. Poult. Sci., 8: 1162-1164.
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  24. Okoli, I.C., A.A. Omede, I.P. Ogbuewu and M.C. Uchegbu, 2009. Physical characteristics as indicators of poultry feed quality: A review. Proceedings of the 3rd Nigeria International Poultry Conference, February 22-26, 2009, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, pp: 124-128.
  25. Ogbuewu, I.P., A.A. Omede, M.C. Uhcegbu, I.C. Okoli and M.U. Iloeje, 2009. Clinical significance of dietary isoflavones: A review. Proceedings of the International Conference on Global Food Crisis, April 19-24, 2009, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, pp: 113-117.
  26. Ucheghu, M.C., I.C. Okoli, A.A. Omede, M.N. Opara and C.T. Ezeokeke, 2008. Biochemical, physical and performance evaluations of some commercial growers and layers ration manufactured in Nigeria. Asian J. Poultry Sci., 2: 1-9.
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  27. Omede, A.A., 2008. Critical issues in poultry feed quality evaluation in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 23rd Worlds Poultry Congress, June 29-July 4, 2008, Brisbane, Australia, pp: 455-458.
  28. Okoli, I.C., A.A. Omede, M.N. Oparam and C.T. Ezeokeke, 2008. The significance of phytohormones in animal production. Int. J. Trop. Agric. Food Syst., 2: 89-104.
  29. Okoli, I.C., P.I. Ogbuewu, M.C. Uchegbu, M.N. Opara, J.O. Okorie, A.A. Omede, G.C. Okoli and V.I. Ibekwe, 2007. Assessment of the mycoflora of poultry feed raw materials in a humid tropical environment. J. Am. Sci., 3: 5-9.
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  30. Okoli, I.C., A.A. Omede, M.N. Opara, M.C. Uchegbu and V. Enemuo, 2007. Biochemical, physical and performance evaluations of some commercial broiler rations produced in Nigeria. J. Agric. Soc. Res., 7: 1-10.
  31. Okoli, I.C., A.A. Omede, I.P. Ogbuewu, I.C. Ekwuagana, G.E. Ndujihe and J. Emeka, 2007. Prevalence of Salmonella in commercial poultry feeds and feed raw materials sold in imo State, Nigeria. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria, Sept. 10-13, Ile-ife, Osun State, Nigeria, pp: 114-114.
  32. Okoli, I.C., A.A. Omede, I.P. Ogbuewu, I.C. Ekwuagana and G.E. Ndujihe et al., 2007. Frequency of mycoflora from commercial poultry feeds and feed raw materials in the humid tropical environment of Imo State, Nigeria. Proceedings of 12th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria, Sept. 10-13, Osun State, Nigeria, pp: 115-115.
  33. Okoli, I.C., A.A. Omede, I.P. Ogbuewu, Ekwuagana, C. Ifeoma and J. Emeka, 2007. Critical factors in the production of quality leaf meal for monogastric feeding. Book of Abstracts, 12th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria, September 10th-13th, 2007, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun State, Nigeria, pp: 52-.
  34. Okoli, I.C., A.A. Omede, M.N. Opara and M.C. Uchegbu, 2004. Quality assessment of some commercial poultry feeds sold in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 41st Congress of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, November 22nd -26th, 2004, Jos, Nigeria, 89-90.